[image-1] Guests in feather boas lined up around the William Aiken house 20 minutes before the doors opened to Sunday’s Queens on King drag bunch. The newest event to Charleston’s Wine + Food fest brought some of the Southeast’s best drag queens, including Atlanta’s Monica Van Pelt of Lips, into the historic property for a party like it had never hosted before.
And thanks to lip syncing performances to Whitney Houston and Rihanna paired plenty of bubbles to go around, the breakfast and a show earned the fest rave reviews with guests like Lindsay Morris saying, “Every person I talked to was like ‘It was the best!’ It’s a top five moment for me and everyone is begging for it to be back next year.” [image-6] Many complimented the progressiveness of the event thanks to its PRIDE parade feel. “There were gay pride stickers and people celebrating the recent marriage of the event’s emcee,” says Morris.
[image-7] For Nick Fargo, it was a the perfect mix of fun and food.
“I’ve been coming to Wine and food fest for a years now. Our group definitely rated that event the best we’ve ever done,” said Fargo. “Not even the best tuck job could hide my excitement.”